November Third Thursday
Wild Life Drawing - Wolves
Royal Society of Sculptors, Dora House, 108 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 3RA
We're thrilled to welcome back Wild Life Drawing for our November Third Thursday to meet, draw and learn about our much-loved wolves. These "wolves" are in fact British Lupine dogs that are perfectly tame and loyal domestic pets as well as being perfect wolf look-a-likes – they have pure wolf in their bloodline. They still retain their pack mentality, eat only raw meat and howl at the full moon – yet roll over for a belly rubs!
The class will be introduced to the “wolves” with a short talk from Canine Behavioural Scientist and 'Head Wolf' Natalie Lagstrom, and we’ll look in detail at their anatomy and how they’ve evolved to adapt to a variety of habitats across the globe. As well as drawing these amazing animals, we will discuss current conservation issues facing wolves in the wild – plus the results of their incredible reintroduction to Yellowstone. Our wolf experts are full of facts and will be ready and willing to answer any questions you might have and of course, everyone can have a stroke and a cuddle at the end!
The drawing class is open to all, from beginners to advanced. All drawing materials are supplied, including paper and drawing boards, but please feel free to bring colours or any other specific media you might like to use. Drawing tips and guidance will be provided throughout the session. The aim of these drawing classes is to inspire a sense of appreciation and understanding for the animals and their conservation in the wider world.
10% of each ticket price will be donated to Wolf Watch UK – which is a non-profit organisation that provides a remote 100 acre woodland sanctuary in Shropshire for wolves that have been displaced due to zoo closures, dominance fights or excess breeding that would otherwise have been euthanised.
Wild Life Drawing is working with the finest animal handlers, sanctuaries and organisations to put on these events. These British Lupine dogs are friendly and safe, they are devoted domestic pets and are cared for to the highest possible degree by an expert in their species. All the animals that attend the sessions are well used to humans and different environments and are always accompanied by experienced handlers. Their welfare is our highest priority.